Apple’s 16-inch MacBook Pro has been on the cusp of launching next month, every month if rumours are to be believed. The device isn’t a fantastical invention of the rumour mill though, assets found in macOS Catalina (See – header image) confirmed the existence of Apples new larger Pro laptop. Aside from a larger screen and smaller bezels, the new MacBook is said to drop the controversial Butterfly keyboard for a more durable scissor-switch model — a move that will spread to the rest of Cupertino’s notebook line this year.

A new report from Digitimes says that Apple still plans to receive shipments of this device, with the implication that it could launch in either November or December, just in time to find its way under a Christmas tree.

As per Digitimes:

Apple and Microsoft are both expected to perform strongly in the fourth quarter. Apple’s new 16-inch ultra-thin-bezel MacBook Pro is expected to begin volume shipments in the fourth quarter, while Microsoft’s new third-generation Surface Laptop will boost sharply the brand vendor’s shipments sequentially in the fourth quarter.”

Apple could very well be stockpiling units for a future-looking launch in January, but a January launch date is something most firms who actually want to sell products avoid. Nevertheless, if Apple is going to launch the MacBook Pro this quarter, we won’t have long to find out one way or the other.

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